Which Universities Offer Nursing in Nigeria?

Nursing is a medical-related course that is popularly studied by both males and females around the world. Nurses are always in demand both in hospitals and clinics in Nigeria and overseas and this has made the course one of the most sought-after medical-related courses for years.

Prospective students who want to study nursing in Nigeria always want to know which universities in Nigeria offer this course. In this article, our focus will be to provide you with detailed information regarding Nigerian universities that offer nursing as a course of study.

Which Universities Offer Nursing in Nigeria?

Most, if not all, of the following universities offer Nursing as Nursing Science. Thus, the federal, state, and private universities that offer Nursing Science in Nigeria are listed below:

Federal Universities Offering Nursing Science in Nigeria

  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • University of Ilorin.
  • University of Port-Harcourt.
  • University of Lagos.
  • University of Maiduguri.
  • University of Jos.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
  • University of Ibadan.
  • University of Abuja.
  • University of Benin.
  • Ahmadu Bello University.
  • Bayero University, Kano.
  • Federal University, Birnin Kebbi.

State Universities Offering Nursing Science in Nigeria

  • Abia State University, Uturu.
  • Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo.
  • Adamawa State University.
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
  • Delta State University, Abraka.
  • Ekiti State University.
  • Bauchi State University, Gadau.
  • Benue State University, Makurdi.
  • Yobe State University, Damaturu.
  • Cross River State University of Science and Technology, Calabar.
  • Delta State University Abraka

Private Universities Offering Nursing Science in Nigeria

  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
  • Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Bingham University, Karu
  • Achievers University, Owo
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Lead City University, Ibadan
  • Igbinedion University, Okada

What is the JAMB score for nursing?

The management of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a score of 270 and above as the latest JAMB cut-off mark for Nursing Science in Nigerian universities for the 2022/2023 academic session.

How many years does it take to study nursing in Nigeria?

Aspiring nurses in Nigeria will first have to study a five (5) years university nursing science course from which they can take courses in core subjects leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science, as well as study towards obtaining award in and becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM) or Registered Public Health Nurse (RPHN).

Does the nursing school require JAMB?

If you want to study nursing in the university and acquire a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, you will need to sit for the JAMB examination and score the required cut-off mark of the university of your choice. But you don’t need to sit for JAMB for General Nursing in a School of Nursing which will award you the Registered Nurse (RN) title.

Do nurses go for NYSC?

A nurse will only be able to go for NYSC if he or she studied Nursing Science and obtains BSc. Nursing at an approved university. A university being under JAMB is one of the prerequisites to serve owing to the fact that the JAMB registration number is part of the requirements to mobilize students for NYSC. On the other hand, School of Nursing graduates are only awarded the Registered Nurse (RN) certificate and are not eligible to go for NYSC.

What are the UTME subjects for nursing?

In UTME, English Language is mandatory for all courses. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are the other three required subjects to study Nursing/Nursing Science under the Faculty of Medical/Clinical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences in almost all the universities in Nigeria.

What are the O-level subjects for nursing?

For O’level (SSCE) subject combinations for nursing/nursing science, English and Mathematics are mandatory with the other required subjects being physics, chemistry, and biology.

What is the difference between a school of nursing and a College of nursing in Nigeria?

A school of nursing is usually attached to a hospital while a college of nursing is part of a University system.


Nursing or Nursing Science is a well-sought-after course not only in Nigeria but in most countries of the world. For aspiring students of Nursing/Nursing Science, there are a good number of universities that offer the course in Nigeria. In this article, we have been able to list out all the federal, state, and private universities where prospective students can study nursing/nursing science.

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